WESSA 2020 Groen Sebenza Environmental Internships

The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), Natural Resource Management (NRM) Programmes is embarking on a skills development and job creation programme that is aimed at developing priority skills in the biodiversity and environmental sector. The focus is to create sustainable job opportunities for unemployed youth in the green economy. WESSA have partnered with the DEA Natural Resource Management division to implement the Groen Sebenza programme in KwaZulu-Natal. WESSA is currently recruiting for an intern to be based at the uMngeni Valley Education Centre in Howick.


Applications from rural, distressed and peri-urban unemployed youth from previously disadvantaged backgrounds are invited for the above position. The minimum requirements to qualify for the internship are the following:

  • Completed/Studying towards a National Diploma or first Bachelors’ degree in Environmental fields
  • SA citizenship
  • Between the age of 18 to 35
  • A demonstrated and clearly articulated commitment to the environment
  • A commitment to career development in the environmental sector
  • Good leadership potential

The stipend per learner will be according to EPWP rates.


Applicants are required to fill in an application form CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD. Applicants are also required to provide recently certified copies of the following documents:

  • A certified copy of your ID
  • Matric Certificate as well as degree/diploma certificate
  • A CV of no more than 3 pages


Chanelle Ramphaul, Human Resources Officer, via email to applications@wessa.co.za

Email applications only, and not more than 8mb

Please state: ‘Groen Sebenza Internship’ in the subject line

CLOSING DATE OF APPLICATIONS: 5pm on 20th February 2020

The programme offers a monthly stipend to interns. Successful candidates will commit to the duration of the contract with WESSA. Candidates are expected to be available for interviews on a date and time as determined by WESSA. If no response has been received within 21 days of the closing date, candidates may consider their applications unsuccessful.

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